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The Strange and Mysterious History of the Ouija Board


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#1 BetsyGritt

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 12:48 PM

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Contrary to popular belief, “Ouija” is not a combination of the French for “yes,” oui, and the German ja. Murch says, based on his research, it was Bond’s sister-in-law, Helen Peters (who was, Bond said, a “strong medium”), who supplied the now instantly recognizable handle. Sitting around the table, they asked the board what they should call it; the name “Ouija” came through and, when they asked what that meant, the board replied, “Good luck.” Eerie and cryptic—but for the fact that Peters acknowledged that she was wearing a locket bearing the picture of a woman, the name “Ouija” above her head. That’s the story that emerged from the Ouija founders’ letters; it’s very possible that the woman in the locket was famous author and popular women’s rights activist Ouida, whom Peters admired, and that “Ouija” was just a misreading of that.
 
 
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Posted 27 January 2016 - 01:10 PM

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 01:24 PM

Here's the only weedja board you'll every need!

 

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Better than drinking spirits...

 

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 01:41 PM

Don't forget the happy meals....

 

 

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I always knew Ronald was the Devil. Maybe that's how they conjured up the clown to begin with.

 

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#5 Ludikrus

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 06:32 PM

Be careful! One might imagine the wrong thing...

 

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 06:47 AM

Try out the online ouija board:

 

http://forum.chicken...ne-ouija-board/

 

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